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Futurist, analyst, advisor, commentator, author.


Bernard Salt AM is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading social commentators by business, the media and the broader community.

Current work
Bernard heads The Demographics Group which provides specialist advice on demographic, consumer and social trends for business. Prior to that Bernard founded KPMG Demographics.

Bernard writes a weekly column for The Australian newspaper that deal with social, generational and demographic matters.

He is an adjunct professor at Curtin University Business School and he holds a Master of Arts degree from Monash University.

Bernard Salt is one of the most in-demand speakers on the Australian corporate speaking circuit and has been so for more than a decade. He is perhaps best known to the wider community for his penchant for identifying and tagging new tribes and social behaviours such as the “Seachange Shift”, the “Man Drought”, “PUMCINS” (pronounced “pumkins”) and the “Goats Cheese Curtain’. He was also responsible for popularising smashed avocados globally.

Previous Experience

Media & Publishing: Bernard has popularised demographics through his books, columns and media appearances. His body of work is summarised in six popular best-selling books. Bernard appears regularly on radio and television programs and recently hosted a business television program “The Next Five Years” on SkyNews Business Channel 602.

Awards: He was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2017 Australia Day honours.

Talking Points


The way we work in the future will look vastly different to today's landscape. Globally, it's predicted that the workplaces of tomorrow will be much more mobile, agile and connected as technology changes how and where work is done. In fact this trend is underway with increasing numbers of people working in the ‘gig economy’ where portfolio careers feature, people work more flexibly, and many work virtually or remotely. For those who will still work in jobs, they will have a great turnover in the number of jobs they will hold, as well as different industry sectors The workforce and workplace as we know it is dramatically shifting and it's clear we are entering a time of significant change. Where will the new growth areas and opportunities be?
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Bernard is outstanding - fascinating research and insights presented with energy and humour. First class presentation style. Oracle Corporation

Bernard Salt was fabulous. Funny and at the same time informative. He was really great.

RCSA Australia & New Zealand

Bernard has a presentation that can be easily tailored to target many industries. He is very engaging and can turn sometimes 'dry' topics into humourous reflections of the world in which we live. He really made our delegates sit up and reflect on their future plans, and given the broad scope of demographic and social trends he speaks on, he also managed to engage their partners also.

IGA Distribution

As always, a terrific speaker that totally holds the room.

Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA)
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